Слонимский: Мария Стюарт

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Slonimsky: Mary Stuart

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CO 1136
  • Recorded: 1983
  • Release: 1984

“Mary Stuart” is an opera about love and power by Sergei Slonimsky (1932–2020), one of the most prominent representatives of Russian academic music at the turn of the 21st century. Slonimsky’s opera was inspired by the story of the Queen of Scots and France as it was recounted in the biography by Stefan Zweig. As known, Mary was executed by Elizabeth I, Queen of England. The libretto included stylized folk ballads and poems by William Blake and the Queen of Scots herself. The score combines Scottish tunes, stylizations in the vein of late Renaissance madrigals, and expressionist sound. “This is old Scotland. Heard by the composer of our days,” wrote a Leningrad newspaper after the premiere in 1981. The opera was recorded by Melodiya in 1983 and performed by artists of the Leningrad Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre.


Track list

    • CD1
  • 1 Mary Stuart, Act I Prelude: Sad Scald’s First Song
    Nikolai Alexeyev, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:08
  • 2 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Septet with Chorus
    Vladimir Pankratov, Vitaly Retyunsky, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:45
  • 3 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Mary’s Arietta
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:50
  • 4 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Song of Jolly Scald with Chorus
    Nikolai Dumtsev, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:04
  • 5 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Scottish Dance and Scene
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vitaly Retyunsky, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pankratov, Sergei Safenin, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    04:03
  • 6 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Mary’s Arioso
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:33
  • 7 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 1: Concluding Chorus
    Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    00:48
  • 8 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 1: Elizabeth’s Aria / Dialogue with Mary
    Nina Romanova, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Elena Matusovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    06:10
  • 9 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 1: Knox’s Prayer
    Sergei Safenin, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:16
  • 10 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 2: Pavane
    Nikolai Ostrovsky, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:59
  • 11 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 2: Gagliarda
    Nikolai Ostrovsky, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vitaly Retyunsky, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:12
  • 12 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 2: Concluding Scene
    Leonid Gladkov, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Vitaly Retyunsky, Vladimir Pankratov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:24
  • 13 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 2: Knox’s Sermon
    Sergei Safenin, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:39
  • 14 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 2: Chorus of the Barons and Crowd
    Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:03
  • 15 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 3: Chatelier’s Aria
    Nikolai Ostrovsky, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:50
  • 16 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 3: Chatelier’s Death
    Nikolai Ostrovsky, Leonid Gladkov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:57
  • 17 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 3: Mary Seton’s Song
    Olga Korzhenskaya, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:16
  • 18 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 4: Wedding of Mary and Darnley
    Stanislav Bureyev, Vitaly Retyunsky, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:40
  • 19 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 4: Pantomime of Joyful Scald and Jesters
    Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky)
    01:00
  • 20 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 5: Rizzio’s Canzone
    Vitaly Retyunsky, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:17
  • 21 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 5 Mary’s Conversation with Rizzio and Boswell
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vitaly Retyunsky, Vladimir Pankratov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    03:05
  • 22 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 5: Mary’s Evening Song
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:39
  • 23 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 5: Knox’s Accusations. The Barons’ Conspiracy
    Sergei Safenin, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:29
  • 24 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 5: Scene of Darnley and Ruthven
    Stanislav Bureyev, Leonid Gladkov, Nina Romanova, Elena Matusovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:40
  • 25 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 5: Combat Song of the Barons
    Leonid Gladkov, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    00:46
  • 26 Mary Stuart, Act I Interlude 5: Knox’s Prophecy
    Sergei Safenin, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    00:40
  • 27 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 6: Canzone of Rizzio and Mary
    Vitaly Retyunsky, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:45
  • 28 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 6: Murder of Rizzio
    Leonid Gladkov, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Stanislav Bureyev, Vladimir Pankratov, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:34
  • 29 Mary Stuart, Act I Episode 6: Mary’s Curse
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vladimir Pankratov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    04:02
  • 30 Mary Stuart, Act II Prelude: Sad Scald’s Second Song
    Nikolai Alexeyev, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:00
  • 31 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 7: Song of Scotland
    Olga Korzhenskaya, Nikolai Alexeyev, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:24
  • 32 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 7: Collusion of the Barons and Boswell
    Vladimir Pankratov, Valery Kochkin, Valery Korzhensky, Nikolai Dumtsev, Nina Romanova, Nikolai Alexeyev, Elena Matusovskaya, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    05:29
  • 33 Mary Stuart, Act II Interlude 6: Boswell’s Ballade
    Vladimir Pankratov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:15
  • 34 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 8: Boswell’s Declaration of Love for Mary
    Vladimir Pankratov, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:28
  • 35 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 8: Mary’s Sonnet
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:24
  • 36 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 9: Scene-Dialogue of Boswell and the Barons with Mary
    Vladimir Pankratov, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:20
  • 37 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 9: Mary’s Monologue
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Evgeny Zaivei (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    04:02
  • 38 Mary Stuart, Act II Interlude 7: Joyful Scald’s Round Dance Song
    Nikolai Dumtsev, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:20
  • 39 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 10: Mary and Darnley
    Stanislav Bureyev, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:50
  • 40 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 11: Night March
    Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:59
  • 41 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 11: Explosion in Darnley’s House
    Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vladimir Pankratov, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    00:50
  • 42 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 11: Elizabeth’s Letter
    Nina Romanova, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Elena Matusovskaya, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:48
  • 43 Mary Stuart, Act II Episode 11: Rebels’ Combat Song
    Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:11
  • 44 Mary Stuart, Act III Prelude: Sad Scald’s Third Song
    Nikolai Alexeyev, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    02:36
  • 45 Mary Stuart, Act III Episode 12: Defeat
    Sergei Safenin, Nina Romanova, Leonid Gladkov, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vladimir Pankratov, Nikolai Dumtsev, Nikolai Alexeyev, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    12:30
  • 46 Mary Stuart, Act III Interlude 8: Joyful Scald’s Song
    Nikolai Dumtsev, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    01:18
  • 47 Mary Stuart, Act III Episode 13: Dungeons
    Nina Romanova, Inessa Prosalovskaya, Vladimir Pankratov, Nikolai Dumtsev, Sergei Safenin, Olga Korzhenskaya, Elena Matusovskaya, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    14:26
  • 48 Mary Stuart, Act III Epilogue: Mary Stuart’s Execution
    Nina Romanova, Nikolai Alexeyev, Сhoir of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Valentin Kozhin, Orchestra of the Leningrad State Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sergei Slonimsky - Yakov Gordin)
    03:36